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Old 04-18-2016, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hey guys, long story short after my car has been out of commission 9 weeks due to random financial issues arises after the expansion tank went out. Well I've since finally got the expansion tank replace but after sitting so long the battery drained 100% to nothing. I since had Kragen charge it over night and test it good, accessories work but the car won't turn over.

I've had some people say it's 100% the battery including the guy who did the expansion tank, while others say it's 100% not. Since they are $150+ for this car and do not allow returns, the only way I can rule out battery is to try to start the car with a known working battery for this car.

I've been a member here nearly 11 years, wrote DIY guides, and worked together with members in the past on my car and theirs. If anyone is local to Irvine, I'd really appreciate if you could help me diag this / rule out the battery. The car is in a clean well lit garage here just parked. I'd love to finally figure this out and get back on the road. Thanks in advance for any insight/help.


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Old 04-18-2016, 08:36 PM   #2
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Hey that would be awesome, if no one closer can come through a bit closer. I appreciate the offer.
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Yeah PM me later in the week if you need it. I can test your voltage too.
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